Saturday, April 15, 2006

Holy Saturday



Mandylion

By Michael O'Brien

From the Office of Readings:

Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve. The Lord approached them bearing the cross, the weapon that had won him the victory. At the sight of him Adam, the first man he had created, struck his breast in terror and cried out to everyone: “My Lord be with you all”. Christ answered him: “And with your spirit”. He took him by the hand and raised him up, saying: “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will give you light”.


From an Ancient Homily.

3 comments:

  1. J.M.J. + O.B.T.

    Michael,

    As you continue to link to Michael O'Brien's inspiring art I am beginning to wonder if you might consider a "four horsemen" approach by adding two more Michael's to the Annunciations circle with St. Michael as your patron.

    If you, Michael O'Brien (art/literature), Michael Brown (Spirit Daily-prophecy, journalism) and Michael Behe (Science- intelligent design)could step forward for a united Catholic laity that seeks to open others to the Fullness of Truth, I sense that the effort would bear much fruit.

    The mutual support you would provide to each other might convince others to imitate the example of four professionals "fused at the hip" under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and seeking the will of the Father.

    Just a thought...

    Strength as One...

    Happy Easter and thanks for the great effort!

    ReplyDelete
  2. J.M.J. + O.B.T.

    Michael,

    As you continue to link to Michael O'Brien's inspiring art I am beginning to wonder if you might consider a "four horsemen" approach by adding two more Michael's to the Annunciations circle with St. Michael as your patron.

    If you, Michael O'Brien (art/literature), Michael Brown (Spirit Daily-prophecy, journalism) and Michael Behe (Science- intelligent design)could step forward for a united Catholic laity that seeks to open others to the Fullness of Truth, I sense that the effort would bear much fruit.

    The mutual support you would provide to each other might convince others to imitate the example of four professionals "fused at the hip" under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and seeking the will of the Father.

    Just a thought...

    Strength as One...

    Happy Easter and thanks for the great effort!

    ReplyDelete
  3. J.M.J. + O.B.T.

    Michael,

    As you continue to link to Michael O'Brien's inspiring art I am beginning to wonder if you might consider a "four horsemen" approach by adding two more Michael's to the Annunciations circle with St. Michael as your patron.

    If you, Michael O'Brien (art/literature), Michael Brown (Spirit Daily-prophecy, journalism) and Michael Behe (Science- intelligent design)could step forward for a united Catholic laity that seeks to open others to the Fullness of Truth, I sense that the effort would bear much fruit.

    The mutual support you would provide to each other might convince others to imitate the example of four professionals "fused at the hip" under the mantle of the Blessed Mother and seeking the will of the Father.

    Just a thought...

    Strength as One...

    Happy Easter and thanks for the great effort!

    ReplyDelete